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Cells lacking nuclei struggle to move in 3-D environments
SCIENCE DAILY A study examined the role of the physical structure of the nucleus in cell movement through different surfaces. 9 hours
Breakthrough study shows how plants sense the world
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Recent advances in understanding coral resilience are essential to safeguard coral reefs
SCIENCE DAILY The most urgent course of action to safeguard coral reefs is to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, but concurrently there is also a need... 12 hours
Breakthrough study shows how plants sense the world
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Climate change linked to more flowery forests
SCIENCE DAILY New research has revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in a remote tropical forest. 16 hours
Solar eclipse caused bow waves in Earth's atmosphere
MIT MIT Haystack Observatory researchers find that the moon's shadow created long-predicted ionospheric bow waves during the August eclipse. 17 hours
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Climate change linked to more flowery forests, study shows
PHYS.ORG New research from a Florida State University scientist has revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in a remote tropical forest. 17 hours
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Global warming decreases the reliability of weather forecasting tools
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How the legacy of dirty coal could create a clean energy future
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Nature provides more to people than material benefits
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Developing tools for climate-conscious investment
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Microbial communities demonstrate high turnover
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Hot weather is bad news for bird sperm
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2017 was the warmest year on record for the global ocean
PHYS.ORG 2017 was the warmest year on record for the global ocean, according to an updated ocean analysis from Institute of Atmospheric Physics/Chinese Academy of Science (IAP/CAS). 22 hours
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SPACE NEWS A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the... 1 day
Building superlattices from individual nanoparticles via template-confined DNA-mediated assembly
Science Magazine DNA programmable assembly has been combined with top-down lithography to construct superlattices of discrete, reconfigurable nanoparticle architectures on a gold surface over large areas. Specifically, the assembly of individual colloidal... 1 day
Using data mining to make sense of climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Experts have developed a new way of mining data from climate data sets that is more self-contained than traditional tools. The methodology brings out commonalities of data sets without as... 1 day
Long-term warming trend continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA
SCIENCE DAILY Continuing the planet's long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists. 1 day
Science Says: That Michigan meteor could have been meatier
PHYS.ORG The fireball that streaked through the Michigan sky put on quite a show but as far as potentially killer space rocks, it was merely a flash in the pan. 1 day
Meteoritic stardust unlocks timing of supernova dust formation
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Scorcher! 2017 Ranked Among Three Hottest Years Ever
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Researcher simulates how climate change can affect crop production in the rural Andes
PHYS.ORG Kenneth Feeley, the Smathers Chair of Tropical Tree Biology in the University of Miami's Department of Biology, is an expert in studying... 2 days
Packing a genome, step-by-step
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Recent advances in understanding coral resilience are essential to safeguard coral reefs
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Meteoritic stardust unlocks timing of supernova dust formation
PHYS.ORG Dust is everywhere—not just in your attic or under your bed, but also in outer space. To astronomers, dust can be a nuisance by blocking the light of distant stars, or it... 2 days
World’s oldest known oxygen oasis discovered
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Warming Arctic climate constrains life in cold-adapted mammals
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Aid for oceans and fisheries in developing world drops by 30 percent
SCIENCE DAILY Financial aid to fisheries in developing countries has declined by 30 percent, finds a new study. Projects focusing on climate issues in fisheries had... 2 days
China says air quality 'improved' in 2017
PHYS.ORG China's air quality improved across the country in 2017, the environmental protection ministry said Thursday, after the problem was so dire in previous years that some periods were dubbed an "airpocalypse". 2 days
Warming Arctic climate constrains life in cold-adapted mammals
PHYS.ORG Despite the growth in knowledge about the effects of a warming Arctic on its cold-adapted species, how these changes affect animal populations is poorly understood. Research efforts have been hindered by the... 2 days
NYC is selling off its fossil fuel investments—here's why that matters
PHYS.ORG This has been a dizzying year for those anxious about climate change. On the policy front, President Trump has worked to unravel President Obama's progress on... 2 days
Drastic phase changes in topologically engineered planar absorbers improve sensitivity of optical sensors
PHYS.ORG Non-invasive optical temperature sensing is essential for remote monitoring of fabrication processes, in situations where the sample needs to be insulated from... 2 days
World's oldest known oxygen oasis discovered
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Meteorites brought water to Earth during the first two million years
PHYS.ORG A new study of a rare basaltic meteorites called angrites suggests that volatiles, which are elements with relatively low boiling points such as water, could have... 2 days
Hanging with the locals pays off for tropical invaders
PHYS.ORG Studying the behaviour of tropical fish in a temperate environment can help predict who might be winners and losers in a warmer future, and how resources such as fish stocks... 2 days
Biodiversity conservation should be a core value of China's 'Belt and Road Initiative'
PHYS.ORG Environment and conservation experts from the University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNMC) and the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) are challenging decision-makers,... 2 days
Rare Snowfall in Sahara Desert Seen from Space
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Satellite Images Capture Rare Snowfall in the Sahara Desert
SPACE.COM Satellite photos show parts of Africa's Sahara Desert blanketed in snow following a rare winter storm that occurred on Jan. 7, 2018. 2 days
Using data mining to make sense of climate change
PHYS.ORG Big data and data mining have provided several breakthroughs in fields such as health informatics, smart cities and marketing. The same techniques, however, have not delivered consistent key findings for... 2 days
First surface-based estimation of the aerosol indirect effect over China
PHYS.ORG The aerosol indirect effect (AIE) can significantly affect climate change and is one of the largest uncertainties in climate change studies. To date, only a few AIE studies... 2 days
Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: study
PHYS.ORG Earth's surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions. 2 days
China spots four oil slicks from sunken tanker
PHYS.ORG The spill from a sunken Iranian tanker off China's east coast has spawned four oil slicks as authorities prepared to send robots to the wreckage to assess the environmental damage. 2 days
Release of ancient methane due to changing climate kept in check by ocean waters
SCIENCE DAILY Ocean sediments are a massive storehouse for the potent greenhouse gas methane. But methane only acts as a greenhouse gas... 2 days
Researchers explore psychological effects of climate change
SCIENCE DAILY While some people have little anxiety about the Earth's changing climate, others are experiencing high levels of stress, and even depression, based on their perception of the threat of global climate change, researchers found.... 2 days
Microwaves could be as bad for the environment as cars, suggests new research
PHYS.ORG Microwaves usage across the EU alone emits as much carbon dioxide as nearly seven million cars according to a new study by... 2 days
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Aid for oceans and fisheries in developing world drops by 30 percent
PHYS.ORG Financial aid to fisheries in developing countries has declined by 30 percent, finds a new study from UBC and Stockholm Resilience Centre researchers, published... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH Saturn’s moon Titan may be nearly a billion miles away from Earth, but a recently published paper based... 2 days
MDI Biological Laboratory develops Anecdata citizen science mobile app
PHYS.ORG The MDI Biological Laboratory is riding the growing wave of interest in citizen science with the development of a new, easily accessible mobile phone app to help community organizations track... 2 days
A step toward ridding register receipts of BPA
PHYS.ORG Although the U.S and other countries have banned or restricted the use of bisphenol A (BPA) because of environmental and health concerns, it is still used in thermally printed receipts and labels.... 2 days
Researchers explore psychological effects of climate change
PHYS.ORG Wildfires, extreme storms and major weather events can seem like a distant threat, but for those whose lives have been directly impacted by these events, the threat hits much closer to home. 2 days
Scientists on the road to discovering impact of urban road dust
SCIENCE DAILY In an attempt to better understand the urban environment and its components, scientists have discovered that sunlight causes chemical reactions in the dust found on Edmonton... 3 days
Exposure to water that is both salty and fresh is key to future success
SCIENCE DAILY According to Charles Darwin the ability to adapt to new conditions is essential for survival of species. The capacity to... 3 days
Scientists on the road to discovering impact of urban road dust
PHYS.ORG In an attempt to better understand the urban environment and its components, scientists have discovered that sunlight causes chemical reactions in the dust found on Edmonton... 3 days
NASA IMERG reveals rainfall rates of Tropical Cyclone Berguitta
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Heavy rain surrounded Tropical Cyclone Berguitta as it continued to move toward the island of Mauritius in the Southern Indian Ocean. NASA calculated the rate in which rain was falling... 3 days
Strange Weather Triggered Bacteria That Killed 200,000 Endangered Antelope
NPR Over a three-week span in 2015, more than 200,000 saiga antelope suddenly died in Kazakhstan. The animals would be grazing normally, then dead in three hours. A new study points... 3 days
Fireball Over Michigan: Did Meteor Really Cause an Earthquake?
SPACE.COM The earthshaking rumblings felt in Michigan last night weren't an earthquake, but rather vibrations from a booming noise caused by a meteor whizzing overhead, according to the National Earthquake Information... 3 days
Limited contribution of ancient methane to surface waters of the U.S. Beaufort Sea shelf
Science Magazine In response to warming climate, methane can be released to Arctic Ocean sediment and waters from thawing subsea permafrost and... 3 days
Changes in seasonal snow water equivalent distribution in High Mountain Asia (1987 to 2009)
Science Magazine Snow meltwaters account for most of the yearly water budgets of many catchments in High Mountain Asia (HMA). We examine... 3 days
How living systems compute solutions to problems
PHYS.ORG How do decisions get made in the natural world? One possibility is that the individuals or components in biological systems collectively compute solutions to challenges they face in their environments. Consider that fish navigate... 3 days
Fireball Over Michigan: Did Meteor Really Cause an Earthquake?
LIVE SCIENCE The earthshaking rumblings felt in Michigan last night weren't an earthquake, but rather vibrations from a booming noise caused by a meteor whizzing overhead, according to the National Earthquake Information... 3 days
Himawari-8 data assimilated simulation enables 10-minute updates of rain and flood predictions
SCIENCE DAILY Using the power of Japan's K computer, scientists have shown that incorporating satellite data at frequent intervals -- 10 minutes in the case of... 3 days
Future climate change revealed by current climate variations
SCIENCE DAILY Uncertainty surrounding the extent of future climate change could be dramatically reduced by studying year-on-year global temperature fluctuations, new research has shown. 3 days
Coping with climate stress in Antarctica
SCIENCE DAILY Some Antarctic fish living in the planet's coldest waters are able to cope with the stress of rising carbon dioxide levels the ocean. They can even tolerate slightly warmer waters. But they can't deal with both... 3 days
Future climate change revealed by current climate variations
PHYS.ORG Uncertainty surrounding the extent of future climate change could be dramatically reduced by studying year-on-year global temperature fluctuations, new research has shown. 3 days
No more pancake syrup? Climate change could bring an end to sugar maples
Science Magazine Droughts brought on by a warming world will starve the trees of water 3 days
Brilliant Fireball Shakes Southeastern Michigan with 2.0 Earthquake
SPACE.COM A brilliant fireball lit up the night sky over southeastern Michigan Tuesday (Jan. 16), dazzling skywatchers lucky enough to see it. Many more felt the earth shake from the meteor's sonic boom,... 3 days
This ‘muscular’ mayfly has arms like airplane wings
Science Magazine Body structure keeps insect grounded in strong currents 3 days
Japan forecasting breakthrough could improve weather warnings
PHYS.ORG A new project harnessing data from a Japanese satellite could improve weather forecasting and allow officials to issue life-saving warnings before natural disasters, researchers say. 3 days
Ten 'stealth microplastics' to avoid if you want to save the oceans
PHYS.ORG Theresa May's new environment plan sets ambitious goals for plastic waste reduction. But there's lots of room for slippage. One goal is to eradicate... 3 days
Tolerance to saltwater and freshwater is key to survival
PHYS.ORG According to Charles Darwin the ability to adapt to new conditions is essential for survival of species. The capacity to cope with altered conditions is becoming increasingly important in the... 3 days
Himawari-8 data assimilated simulation enables 10-minute updates of rain and flood predictions
PHYS.ORG Using the power of Japan's K computer, scientists from the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science and collaborators have shown that incorporating satellite data... 3 days
China says Iranian oil tanker wreck located
PHYS.ORG The wreck of an Iranian oil tanker that collided with a cargo ship off China this month has been located, Beijing said Wednesday, but gave no new details about the environmental impact of the... 3 days
Designing the next generation of hair dyes
PHYS.ORG North Carolina State University researchers have created the largest publicly available chemical database of hair dye substances as a resource for developing a new generation of hair color products that are safer for consumers,... 3 days
Michigan's sugar maples will struggle in a warmer, drier future despite help from nitrogen pollution
PHYS.ORG Though Michigan's sugar maples benefit from the growth-promoting effects of nitrogen compounds in the environment, those gains will... 3 days
Arctic photosynthetic capacity and carbon dioxide assimilation underestimated by terrestrial biosphere models
PHYS.ORG Carbon uptake and loss from the Arctic is highly sensitive to climate change, and these processes are poorly represented in computational models of the... 3 days
Ultrathin black phosphorus for solar-driven hydrogen economy
PHYS.ORG Hydrogen as a fuel source, rather than hydrocarbons like oil and coal, offers many benefits. Burning hydrogen produces harmless water with the potential to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions and their environmental burden. In pursuit... 3 days
Study suggests ways to encourage homeowners to save energy
PHYS.ORG As winter temperatures plummet into the single digits, plenty of homeowners wish they could keep their home energy costs down—and help the environment to boot!—but often fail to take action.... 3 days
International study identifies the process of rock formation by meteor strikes or nuclear blasts
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A call for proposals to explore gender factor in health, innovation and climate change
NEWS MEDICAL The GENDER-NET Plus consortium, composed of 16 partners in 13 countries and coordinated by the CNRS, is calling for proposals... 3 days
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ESA ESA has teamed up with the Chinese Academy of Sciences to test an instrument capable of peering down from orbit... 3 days
Meteor?: Bright light, loud noise rattle Michigan residents
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Timing of spring birdsong provides climate insights
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Weather anomalies accelerate the melting of sea ice
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers reveal why Arctic sea ice began to melt in the middle of winter two years ago -- and that the increased melting of ice in summer is linked to recurring periods... 3 days
Coping with climate stress in Antarctica
PHYS.ORG Some Antarctic fish living in the planet's coldest waters are able to cope with the stress of rising carbon dioxide levels the ocean. They can even tolerate slightly warmer waters. But they can't deal with both... 4 days
New study shows producers where and how to grow cellulosic biofuel crops
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New catalyst for hydrogen production is a step toward clean fuel
PHYS.ORG A nanostructured composite material developed at UC Santa Cruz has shown impressive performance as a catalyst for the electrochemical splitting of water to produce hydrogen. An... 4 days
International study identify the process of rock formed by meteors or nuclear blasts
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have made a model to map out the phases in which silica (SiO2) transforms into coesite, by analyzing how the inelastic... 4 days
Wealth may drive preference for short-term relationships
SCIENCE DAILY According to new research by psychologists, resource-rich environments may cause people to favor short-term relationships. 4 days
Promiscuous female sea turtles may save their species from climate change
Science Magazine New research suggests they mate with up to seven males per season 4 days
Researchers identify 'social place cells' in the brain that respond to the locations of others
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Whether we're playing a team sport or just strolling with our family through the park, we're continually aware... 4 days
Mapping the social landscape
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have, in recent decades, pinpointed neurons called 'place cells' in our brains that encode our own location in the environment, but how our brains represent the positions of others has been a mystery. New research in bats, reveals a... 4 days
Magnetic liquids improve energy efficiency of buildings
PHYS.ORG Climate protection and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions have been on top of global development agendas. Accordingly, research and development projects have been conducted on national and international levels, which aim for the... 4 days
How winter temps can affect your spring fishing
PHYS.ORG Cold winter weather can play a key role in what you're allowed to fish for next spring. That point was driven home when low temperatures in early January led North Carolina to... 4 days
How the legacy of dirty coal could create a clean energy future
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NASA IMERG reveals rainfall rates of Tropical Cyclone Berguitta
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Future weather forecasting—it's all in the 'MRI' of clouds
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Advancing cloud with memory disaggregation
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Will the weather get worse in 2018? What the experts say
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Scientists take viewers to the center of the Milky Way
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NASA Alaska-launched rockets to study space X-ray emissions and create polar mesospheric cloud
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New smart sensor could revolutionise crime and terrorism prevention
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Powerful tropical cyclone irving examined with GPM
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